Mananchira Square, Kozhikode

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Mananchira is a man-made freshwater pond situated in the centre of the city of Kozhikode in Kerala, southern India. The pond is 3.49 acres (14,120 m2) in area, is rectangular in shape and is fed by a natural spring.HistoryMananchira was built as a bathing pool by the Zamorin Mana Vikrama, the feudal ruler of Kozhikode in around the 14th century. The laterite obtained from excavating the pond was used to construct two palaces to the east and west.In the late 19th century, Calicut's municipal council decreed that the pond was to be reserved exclusively for drinking purposes, and prohibited its use for bathing, washing and recreational activities—a ruling that has remained in place ever since. The pond is an important source of drinking water for Kozhikode, but is susceptible to pollution from municipal sewage, domestic waste, and pollutants from nearby textile factories. An analysis of the water in 2000 by scientists from the Central Water Analysis Laboratory and Pondicherry Central University found that the pond was particularly bacteriologically contaminated during the monsoon season, and was highly alkaline afterwards.New parkMananchira Square, a park complex surrounding the lake was opened in 1994. Previously the Manachira Square was known as Mananchira Maidanam (Playground) and was famous for football. Several football tournaments were conducted here. The Manachira Maidanam was also famous for the religious activity called Mananchira Ayyappan vilak. The Manachira Maidanam was transformed and named as Mananchira Square up on the leadership of then Kozhikode District Collector Mr Amithab Khant, who was the administrator, by closing two roads in the vicinity. The place for conducting the MANANCHIRA AYYAPPAN VILAK (Religious function held every December) was shifted to Muthalakullam Maidanam (A ground near by to Mananchira Square / Maidanam, which was developed after filling a pond named MUTHALAKKULAM).
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  • August 14, 2017
    Breathing spot in Calicut city trees sculptures resting spots and cool shade engulf this area bamboo trees and rock structures fill the area amazing structures also nice place to relax and ewen have a...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    This place is located in the heart of the city and it has an old beautiful pond.everyone can spend their early morning or evening which gives an immense pleasure.  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    History is written all over this old pond. With the city growing all over its banks, and traffic suffocating the meagre green trees and plants inside; the place is one of the only breathing places lef...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Great place to spend an evening with family. Good atmosphere, great maintenance, great ambience.. what more can i say. Don't miss this if you're coming to Calicut for the first time.
  • July 12, 2017
    My most favorite place on earth. A major part of my teenage years was spent here chitchatting with friends and planning Goa trips which never happened. A must visti!!!
  • June 19, 2017
    Nice place to spend evenings. Greenery and shades, small lake, large lawn, nearby juice stalls. All good except there is no ample parking.
  • June 4, 2017
    Mananchira square is a place which includes a beautiful park and a pond in square shape. It is really amazing place for spending evenings. Lots of peoples are using this park for their exercises and other activities. And is in the heart of Calicut city.
  • July 2, 2017
    It's quiet​ charming.It has a beautiful garden nearby it, which is an ideal place to spend leisure time if u are not that guy who prefers malls instead

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